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DEFs a concern for most brokers

Deferred establishment fees (DEFs) deter nearly two thirds of brokers from recommending non-bank products, a recent Mortgage Busi...
July 08, 2020
With tough market conditions likely to prevail for some time and industry regulation just months away, there’s never been a greater need for broker education....
April 25, 2009

It’s time for a new market segment, writes Saks Consulting’s Kym Dolton

April 07, 2009
Despite industry concerns of a housing price bubble as a result of first home buyer activity, commentators say tighter lending policies will act as a safeguard....
April 07, 2009
Against all the odds, Australia is enjoying a mini boom at the lower end of the property market – and there are signs it’s no temporary upswing. ...
April 06, 2009

At last the doomsayers can proclaim ‘I told you so’, with the Australian economy having recorded its first quarter of negative growth.

March 07, 2009
The latest Mortgage Business Sentiment Survey has highlighted a division in broker opinion over the federal government’s strategy to attract first home buyers into the...
March 07, 2009

Many brokers believe the property market still has some way to fall before staging a recovery.

March 07, 2009

Brokers are increasingly bullish that their businesses will grow over the coming quarter despite the worsening economic outlook.


March 07, 2009
CBA will require first home buyers to contribute at least 3 per cent of the purchase price on top of any government grants to secure a mortgage, amid concerns over loan ...
March 07, 2009
A resurgent origination sector is now going head to head with the major banks on price, and once again brokers have a viable funding alternative to the banking sector ...
February 26, 2009
While the indicators for borrowing activity in 2009 are looking up, many brokers believe further rate relief from the RBA is needed for a truly sustainable market recove...
February 19, 2009
Brokers will be buoyed by the news that housing finance activity soared in december – the result of lower interest rates, falling prices and federal government incenti...
February 19, 2009
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